What clients say

Latest Reviews on Google:

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    review rating 5  It was my first time using a massage therapist for my sports related muscle pains. I have been working out for about 2 years and never thought that a massage would benefit me so much. I highly recommend Hands-On sports massage, especially to those who are regularly doing sports or fitness related activities. This allowed me to be much more efficient in the gym from the next day. If you wish to push yourself to your limits without causing injury, a sports massage is something you must consider.

    thumb amman aziz
    3/05/2019

    review rating 5  Colin is a genuine and caring masseur who really gives of himself. He had a good sense of my tight and sore areas just by touching them and I felt very well looked after. I had been feeling extremely stiff and tense and he was able to see me the same afternoon which was great. It was a truly safe and relaxing experience and I hope to go back for more soon.

    thumb Akiva Grossnass
    2/28/2019

    review rating 5  I went to see Colin at Hands-On Sports Massage with a painful shoulder sustained in the gym. Colin is amazing, after 60 minutes the tension in my shoulder was relieved. I would highly recommend, the location is great, just by Finchley Road Tube Station and the environment is very relaxing. I will go again.

    thumb Otis Batterbee
    2/12/2019

    review rating 5  I visited Colin for a 90 minute massage after a strenuous six month cycle tour. What I liked the most was that Colin paid attention to reason I wanted a massage as soon as I got in touch and this meant I got exactly the massage I wanted, leaving me feeling relaxed and incredibly happy with the entire experience. As well, Colin is friendly and his studio clean and relaxing, which all contributed to the positive experience.

    thumb Jacob Browning
    2/10/2019

    review rating 5  Excellent experience with Colin this weekend in the peaceful and relaxing environment he's created. Not only were the aches and pains skillfully relieved, he's also a great conversationalist (he's both interested and interesting), and I found his willingness to engage when I didn't want to just lay in "zen-like silence" quite refreshing! I'll be back.

    thumb Graham Heath
    2/04/2019

    review rating 5  Cannot recommend Colin at Hands -On Sports massage enough. It was fantastic that he was so accommodating and I was able to get an appointment the same day as contacting. Very professional and friendly and a wonderful massage that really helped with a problem I'd been having with my leg. Will definitely be returning and highly recommended!

    thumb Laura Feenan
    1/13/2019

    review rating 5  Colin created a very welcoming and warm environment for a very relaxing and restorative massage. He targeted the massage to address ongoing tension in the neck and shoulder from working at a computer, but also approached it holistically. I'm feeling it today. I would recommend the 90 min version. Also a great conversation on top of it!

    thumb Megan Black
    11/20/2018

    review rating 5  I had a great first session with Colin. The place was professional, warm and easy to find. Colin was knowledgeable and professional. Felt fantastic after going, didn’t realise my muscles had needed a massage so badly until after it was done! Will definitely be returning.

    thumb Michael Elkins
    11/11/2018

    review rating 5  Great communication and super easy to organise. Location was very easy to find and Colin Achieved great results with the massage. Highly recommend.

    thumb Lily Puttick
    11/06/2018

    review rating 5  Absolutely loved this massage! Location is brilliant and very easy to find, and the overall ambiance is so relaxing. Colin is so so lovely, really welcoming and makes sure you feel very comfortable. Would highly highly recommend, and definitely going back.

    thumb Florence Lace-Evans
    11/05/2018

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Customer Reviews:

Colin was responsive and saw me really quickly which was great as I was in some discomfort. His practice is really easy to find in a lovely room in his house. He made me feel immediately at ease and was thorough and knowledgeable in my treatment. I can’t recommend him enough.

Ruth H

I can honestly say that the massage I received from Colin at Hands-On Sports Massage was the best I have ever had. I have been suffering with rheumatoid arthritis as well as the general aches and pains that come with getting older, so I really felt in need of help when I visited.
Colin welcomed me into a beautiful house, and a relaxing and impeccably clean treatment room. I immediately felt at ease. He clearly has expert knowledge of anatomy and took a history of my various ailments before we began. We were able to agree together about the best way to approach the treatment, and as a result the massage was both incredibly soothing and relaxing as well as genuinely beneficial in terms of my daily pain. I will be returning and can wholeheartedly recommend Hands-On Sports Massage.

Bonny G, teacher

I came to Colin as I had muscle tension in my arms and shoulders after recovering from a triple shoulder fracture and I’d also developed fatigue from my gym workout after almost a year out. He has great knowledge of the workings of the muscles and after an in-depth consultation he gave me a very relaxing and therapeutic massage, which after just three sessions means I’m now back to normal. A big plus for me was the comfort and cleanliness of his treatment room and very reasonable price. I would highly recommend Colin for his excellence and knowledge.

Justin B, BA Cabin Crew

I have seen Colin a couple of times now and will continue to visit him for treatments going forward. Since my initial consultation Colin has used a mix of massage techniques to effectively target my muscle complaints. He is personable and professional and makes one feel very at ease in his clean and comfortable studio. Not only has he helped reduce my muscle tension, I leave every session feeling relaxed and refreshed. Highly recommended!

Joseph P, finance executive

I came to Colin with a body full of aches and pains. I couldn’t sleep because my back pain was very intense. With only one treatment I felt lighter, some of the worse pain was gone and I slept very well that night and have continue doing so.
I particularly like Colin’s professional approach, with an email before my treatment, asking if there was anything specific that needed attention. I will definitely be back for more treatments and recommend him to my friends.

Charlotte J

 

Brilliant! Colin was knowledgeable, charming and gave a fantastic massage – its not only a remedial experience but wonderfully relaxing one as well. Price was good value for London massages and was actually by far the best massage I’ve had living in London for 10 years. Convenient location near the tube too. Will go back.

Gregory A, solicitor

I’ve been seeing Colin for regular sessions in the run up to my first ever marathon (!). He has been attentive in assessing the various changes in my aches, pains, and tensions as my running program increases in difficulty, and he adapts accordingly. I’ve found the combination of massage and stretching works well for me and eases fears of the possibility of injury close to the big day. He also puts you at ease and you’ll find it a relaxing and welcoming environment.

Shelly C, Charity organiser

 

 My massage experience was excellent: Colin talked me through the process and asked about any specific injuries I wanted him to focus on. His approach was very professional and made me feel at ease. I am a runner, and although I didn’t have any specific injury or pain, I had the usual feelings of muscle tension due to a lack of stretching. Afterwards I felt relaxed, and the next day even better. Colin used different and effective massage techniques, especially a side-lying technique which I had not experienced before! I look forward to my next visit. I would highly recommend Colin.

Sachin S, Technical Arcitect

 

 My massage experience was excellent: Colin was interested in what I was looking for, and made some useful suggestions.  He was very professional in his approach and yet exuded warmth at the same time, and I felt fully involved in the process.  The massage was very relaxing and also refreshing.  I had come from a long day at work and felt energised again afterwards.  I would highly recommend Colin.

Natasha M, Modern Languages teacher

 

 I’ve had massages from a wide range of practitioners and across a number of styles down the years. I had completed a marathon a week before so before I went to Colin so was ready for a top quality massage. Colin’s soft tissue massage was as good as any I’ve had. His touch was spot on, his manner was very engaging and informative and I felt great afterwards, both immediately and the next day. Thoroughly recommended!

Dr Tony Ryan, Psychotherapist

 

 I am a regular runner, and started developing sciatica in my left leg at the end of 2015, which was affecting my ability to exercise.  From our first meeting, Colin was able to identify the cause of my problem quickly and effectively, and his massage technique is varied and inventive.  He quickly developed a very focused range of techniques specifically to address the tension in my lower back that was affecting my sciatic nerve, and the positive impact on my condition was quick and significant.  I have also had more general relaxation massages from Colin after extensive exercise or very busy work periods, and his ability to gage my requirements and customise the individual session to suit my needs was excellent.  I have enjoyed massages from several therapists over time, and Colin is second to none in my experience.

Carlo D, Film & TV Executive

 

 Colin offers a great massage for the stressed office worker. My neck and shoulders are really knotted from too much time on the computer and I was impressed with the range of techniques Colin used to reduce my tight muscles.

Wendy M, Head of Marketing

 

 I really enjoyed the massage from Colin. I didn’t have any specific ailments but I was looking for a massage which could be a mixture of stretching tired muscles and relaxing them as well. Colin talked me through the massage process and used some new techniques which I had not had received before. I appreciated learning a couple of self-massage routines which I can use at home. I look forward to my next booking.

Andy L, Film Producer